North West Forecast

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Forecast issued at 4:33 pm EST on Saturday 15 December 2018.

Weather Situation

Ex-tropical cyclone Owen is located over the tropical interior and is expected to move southeastwards during the next few days with the low likely to move off the northeast coast tropical coast on Sunday. Uncertainty increases from Monday regarding the movement of the system, with the low possibly continuing to move southeast along the southern tropical and central coasts and then back north again from Tuesday. Near the low heavy falls and damaging wind gusts will be possible for the next few days. Elsewhere deep tropical moisture is likely to remain in place to the east of a surface trough moving slowly eastwards across eastern parts over the coming days, likely combining with a significant upper trough over eastern Australia to lead to showers, rain areas and thunderstorms over much of northern and eastern Queensland. Severe thunderstorms with heavy falls will be possible in parts of eastern Queensland. A surface trough near Fraser Island may deepen during Sunday also enhancing showers and rain areas about the southeast, in particular about the Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast.

Forecast for the rest of Saturday

Clear. Winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southeasterly in the evening.

Sunday 16 December

Sunny. Light winds becoming southerly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 18 and 22 with daytime temperatures reaching around 40.

Fire Danger - Very High

Sun protection 8:20am to 4:50pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Sunny. Mount Isa 21 39

Monday 17 December

Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low 40s.

Tuesday 18 December

Sunny. Light winds becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 40s.

Wednesday 19 December

Sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northwest to northeasterly during the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the high 20s with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 40s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:00 am EST Sunday.

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